I have succumbed to the Big Cymbal trend

Ray Dee Oh King

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Big, thin, cymbals for me. The smallest crash I have is an 18", then I have a 19", and a 20". 24" ride 15" hats. I would like to get a 17" crash that will blend well with my 2oo2 black labels but that's about the smallest I will go for crashes. Anything else smaller will be an effect cymbal.
 

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At church here are the cymbals (all Sabian):

21" AA Bash Ride
19" AAX Xplosion Crash
17" AAX Xplosion Crash
14" Paragon Hats.

My personal cymbals are in a state of flux right now. I am going cymbal shopping tomorrow. Peace and goodwill.
 

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Yup as well.
17 2002s as hats. They cut, are articulate and have the wash.
My favorite crash set up is a 19 K Dark and a 20 2002. Yum!
 

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I just moved up to 16 hats - an old Zildjian A crash over Paiste Twenty crash. I can see how some drummers use this playing out with acoustic guitarists in folky, light settings. They are not so cutting and blend well in that frequency range.
 

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I wouldn't say I "succumb" to bigger cymbals but more 'came back' to bigger cymbals. When I first started playing 25 years ago I had two 18" crashes, 18" china and a 22" ride w/14" hats. Through the 90's and early 00's I went to 13" hats, 17"/18" crashes, 16" china and a 21" ride then to 20" ride along with a 6" splash. I am now back to a 22" ride, 15" Avedis hats an 18" crash and a 21" china and everything just sounds amazing. I guess I came back to "home base" for the most part.
 

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Ive definitely gravitated to larger cymbals over the past few years. It started with a 22 K Con that I bought to play in a jazz trio and over time my set up has changed. Im not playing too much jazz now, but am involved in a post-rock / experimental band and play one or two 22 rides (the K Con basically used as a crash), a 20 + 18 crash. Ive just purchased a 20 fx to add to the mix... Not all of these are generally up at the same time - I seem to change the set up and enjoy mixing them all up. The only size that hasnt changed are the hi-hats. I tried 15s (old 1950s As), but they just are arent for me. Im going to add in a 12 splash just to even things up size wise.
 

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22" 404 ride (as crash) is a big ol beast. Found on e bay last year...never seen one before or since and I'm glad I got it.
 

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I have a lot of cymbals. Most have remained in storage in California. What is on the kit that made it out to Australia with me:

24" Bosphorus Thin Turk Ride
20" Bettis Thin Ride left side
14" Bettis Strong Edge Hi Hats
 

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Mehmet Traditional's. 19/20/22 with 14 Hats! Might try 15 Hats and don't think I would be happy with a Ride smaller than 22 now...
 

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I love big cymbals.

Currently playing:

Redesigned A's

15" New Beats
20" Thin Crash
21" Sweet Ride
23" Sweet Ride
 


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